Venture Aviator is led by co-founders Dr. Don Oparah (CEO), Roy Malkin (President) who have over 30 years of combined experience in building, servicing, and managing startups and high-growth companies. Don and Roy lead a Venture Aviator team that consists of over 50 IT project managers, engineers, designers and business strategists with extensive technology, startup venture and high-growth company experience.
Dr. Don Oparah (CEO)
Dr. Oparah has a PhD in Computer Science (Cambridge University, UK) and an MBA in Entrepreneurship (UCLA) and recently founded and ran a University of California technology venture incubator (20+ ventures). Don also worked at Agilisys, a top tier London-based IT and strategy consulting firm, and was part of the management team that led the company through a significant global growth phase (from under 100 to over 1000 employees worldwide in less than two years) serving both blue chip and start-up clients. Dr. Oparah is a TED speaker and is frequently invited to serve as a guest panelist and speaker at universities and entrepreneurial events.
Don Oparah’s Ted Talk
Don Oparah at University of Oxford
Roy Malkin (President)
Roy has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy (UCLA) and in last 10 years had leadership roles at Walt Disney’s new technology team, Liberty Media’s e-commerce division, and in five Internet ventures at Open Media Group. Additionally Roy has prior experience in the financial sector with strategic planning and investments positions at both Credit Suisse and Bank of America, and experience in the healthcare consulting sector where his clients included Pfizer, Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Roche and others.